Call For Paper


TASE is an international symposium that aims to bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry with interest in the theoretical aspects of software engineering. Modern society is increasingly dependent on software systems that are becoming larger and more complex. This poses new challenges to current software engineering methodologies that need to be enhanced using modern results from theoretical computer science. We invite submission of research papers on topics covering all theoretical aspects of software engineering, including those describing applications of theoretical computer science in industrial applications and software engineering methodologies.

The 16th Theoretical Aspects of Software Engineering Conference (TASE 2021) will be held in Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania on July 8-10, 2022. The proceedings of the TASE 2022 symposium are planned to be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Authors are invited to submit high quality technical papers describing original and unpublished work in all theoretical aspects of software engineering. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit high quality technical papers describing original and unpublished work in all theoretical aspects of software engineering. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

■ Abstract interpretation

■ Algebraic and co-algebraic specifications

■ AI for formal methods

■ Component-based software engineering

■ Cyber-physical systems

■ Deductive verification

■ Distributed and concurrent systems

■ Domain Engineering

■ Embedded and real-time systems

■ Feature-oriented software

■ Formal methods, verification and testing for AI systems

■ Run-time verification and monitoring

■ Semantic web and web services

■ Service-oriented and cloud computing

■ Software processes and workflows

■ Software architectures and design

■ Formal verification and program semantics

■ Fundamental theories and techniques for trustworthy AI systems

■ Integration of formal methods

■ Language design

■ Model checking and theorem proving

■ Model-driven engineering

■ Object-oriented systems

■ Probability in software engineering

■ Program analysis

■ Program logics and calculi

■ Requirements engineering

■ Reverse engineering and software maintenance

■ Software testing and quality assurance

■ Software safety, security and reliability

■ Specification and verification

■ Type systems and behavioral typing

■ Tools exploiting theoretical results


Submissions to the conference must not have been published or be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be judged on the basis of originality, contribution to the field, technical and presentation quality, and relevance to the conference. The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Papers should be written in English and should not exceed 16 pages (excluding bibliography) for long papers and 6 pages (excluding bibliography) for short papers in LNCS format. Submissions should be made through the TASE 2022 submission page, handled by the EasyChair conference management system.

The authors of a selected subset of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue in journal Science of Computer Programming (

Venue and Event



Program Chairs:

Yamine Ait Ameur (IRIT/INPT-ENSEEIHT, France)

Florin Craciun (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)

Workshop Chairs:

Ileana Ober (Université Paul Sabatier, France)

Qin LI (East China Normal University, China)

Publicity Chairs:

Étienne André (Université de Lorraine, France)

Guoqiang Li (Shanghai Jiaotong University, China)

Program Committee (to be completed):

Erika Abraham (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Yamine Ait Ameur (IRIT/INPT-ENSEEIHT, France) (co-chair)

Etienne André (Université de Lorraine, France)

Toshiaki Aoki (JAIST, Japan)

Christian Attiogbe (University of Nantes, France)

Guangdong Bai (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Richard Banach (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

Luís Soares Barbosa (University of Minho, Portugal)

Marcello Bonsangue (Leiden University, Netherlands)

Marius Bozga (CNRS/Verimag, France)

Liqian Chen (National University of Defense Technology, China)

Wei-Ngan Chin (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Horatiu Cirstea (Loria, France)

Florin Craciun (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania) (co-chair)

Guillaume Dupont (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France)

Flavio Ferrarotti (Software Competence Centre Hagenberg, Austria)

Marc Frappier (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)

Kim Guldstrand Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)

Thai Son Hoang (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)

Zoltán Horváth (Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary)

Zhe Hou (Griffith University, Australia)

Fuyuki Ishikawa (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Andreas Katis (KBR Inc. at NASA Ames Research Center, United States)

Olga Kouchnarenko (University of Franche-Comté, France)

Regine Laleau (Paris Est Creteil University, France)

Guoqiang Li (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Qin Li (East China Normal University, China)

Dorel Lucanu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania)

Amel Mammar (Telecom SudParis, France)

Dominique Mery (Université de Lorraine, France)

Simona Motogna (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)

Kazuhiro Ogata (JAIST, Japan)

Jun Pang (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourgh)

Shengchao Qin (Teesside University, United Kingdom)

Adrian Riesco (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Cristina Seceleanu (Mälardalen University, Sweden)

Neeraj Singh (INPT-ENSEEIHT / IRIT, University of Toulouse, France)

Meng Sun (Peking University, China)

Naijun Zhan (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Xue-Yang Zhu (Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Huibiao Zhu (East China Normal University, China)

Rob van Glabbeek (Data61 - CSIRO, Australia)

Frédéric Mallet (Université Cote d’Azur)

Radu Grosu (TU Wien)

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission (not mandatory): February 14, 2022 (AoE) (extended) January 31, 2022

Paper Submission: February 27, 2022 (AoE) (extended) February 13 , 2022

Author Notification : April 10, 2022

Camera-ready versions : May 1, 2022

Conference : July 8-10, 2022